Who we are

Better Work Indonesia is part of the Better Work global program, which is a unique partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).  It unites the expertise of the ILO in labour standards with that of the IFC in private sector development. Better Work Indonesia, which became operational in July 2011, is initially designed as a five-year program. The goal is to develop a sustainable approach that will allow the programme to continue independent operations after this five-year period. 
What we do

Better Work Indonesia (BWI) aims to improve compliance with labour standards and promote competitiveness in Indonesia’s apparel industry by assessing current workplace conditions and offering customized advisory and training services to factories to address their individual needs. The Better Work programme helps governments, unions and companies achieve compliance with the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) core labour standards and national labour laws through market incentives. It builds the capacity of employers, governments and unions to work together toward solutions that benefit all.

West Java Minimum Wage 2015: Vice Governor welcome Apindo to bring the minimum wage of 4 regions to court 
Bisnis.com, 24 Nov 2014 

Apindo's plan to sue 4 regions regarding District/City Minimum Wage 2015 got response from Vice Governor, Deddy Mizwar.

He let Apindo filed a lawsuit to distict/city. According to him, cases like this are common after the release of District/City Minimum Wage

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Workers pressing Ahok to revise the Jakarta Minimum Wage of 2015 
Kompas.com, 24 Nov 2014 

Labour urged Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama again to revise Governor Regulation on Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) 2015. UMP is set at Rp 2.7 million by Ahok on Monday (11/17/2014) considered not taking inflation into account. 

In a press statement received by Kompas.com, Monday (11/24/2014), President of the Association of Trade Unions (Aspect) Indonesia, Mirah Sumirat said that Ahok deliberately omitted one of the recommendations in the determination of UMP 2015, which is taking inflation into account .

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Here are the West Java Minimum Wage for 2015 
Kompas, 22 Nov 2014 

West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan announced new minimum wage District / City (UMK) to the 27 districts in West Java. The announcement was made at NHQ Weaponry Infantry, Supratman Street, Bandung, Friday (11/21/2014). 

The Governor's decision set out in the decision letter number 560 / Kep.1581-Bangsos / 2014. The value of UMK will be applied per 2015.

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Central Java City Minimum Wage in 6 regions had not reached 100% Decent Living Needs 
Suara Merdeka, 21 Nov 2014 

Central Java Governor, Ganjar Pranowo set Disctrict/City Minimum Wage (UMK) 2015 by signing the Decree Number 560/85 dated November 20, 2014. 

The highest UMK is Semarang with Rp 1.685 million, the lowest is Western Cilacap and Banyumas Rp 1.1 million. UMK of 31 regions has reached 100 percent or more of the decent living needs (KHL).
Here are the City Minimum Wage of Banten Province for 2015 
Radar Banten, Nov 22, 2014 

Acting Governor of Banten, Rano Karno, officially signed the Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) 2015, Friday (21/11) night. About the standard wage in districts and cities in Banten has been a concern to him since Wage Council to be resolved.

Dept. of Manpower and Transmigration of Banten, Hudaya Latuconsina said Lebak District occupies the lowest level of minimum wage districts / cities (UKM) in the amount of Rp 1.728 million. While Pandeglang is slightly higher, Rp 1.737 million.

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Local Government of Yogyakarta gives chance for nominating revised Minimum Wage of 2015 
Tribun Jogja,25 Nov 2014

Local Government of DIY through the Department of Manpower and Transmigration (Manpower) of DIY provides an opportunity for the district/city to propose a revision of District / City Minimum Wages (UKM) in 2015. It was following the insistence of the number of workers who urged to revise the UMK after the fuel price hike.

"The UMK Policy is at the district / city. If want a revision, so we wait for proposals from district/city. At last, governor will approve or not," said the Head of Manpower and Transmigration (Manpower) of DIY, Sigit Sapto Rahardjo, Monday (24 / 11/2014).
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Buying time on BPJS health 
Jakarta Post, 25 Nov 2014 

Employers are demanding an extension to a requirement to implement the new universal health care system by the start of next year, as health care infrastructure remains poor in the country, especially when compared with existing benefits being enjoyed by employees.

Existing regulations require most employers (state-owned, big, medium, small enterprises) to enroll their employees on Jan. 1, 2015, at the latest, at a time when the national health insurance (JKN) program is still receiving plenty of criticism, from long queues to the availability of health centers and doctors across the archipelago.
Better Work Indonesia

ILO Jakarta Office
Menara Thamrin Level 22
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 3 | Jakarta 10250
Tel. +62 21 391 3112
Fax. +62 21 310 0766

E-mail: indonesia@betterwork.org

Better Work Indonesia is funded by the Australian, USA, Switzerland and Netherlands Government  through AusAID, SECO and Kingdom of the Netherlands



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